Even though this large city in the south of Poland has long ceased to be the capital, the dignity and beauty of the main settlement of the country remained in it. Many tourists consider Krakow as the most interesting place in Poland. People come here to see the sights, visit the impressive and horrific monuments of World War II and enjoy the amazing architecture of harmony. In addition, there are musical and film festivals, street theatre days and other cultural events of a global scale.
Almost all the attractions are concentrated in Old Town. Where usually tourists stop, as its closer to walk to anywhere in the centre. The old town of Krakow can be considered as pedestrian town, and within the rest of the historical centre it is easy to walk: it is small, and the streets are very beautiful. So many tourists won’t need public transport at all. Likewise, the bicycle rental system works perfectly in Krakow. To rent a bike you will need to pay a deposit and pay 5-10 PLN (1.20-2.40 euro) per hour. This type of transport is often the most convenient for visitors of the city.
Wawel Krakow Royal Castle Complex: Wawel Castle is located in the beautiful part of Krakow with a view of the Vistula. The castle is well-kept, highly recommended for visiting.
Krakow Museums: Krakow is very rich with museums and galleries. Everyone can find at least one interesting museum to visit.
Krakow Monuments: By discovering old town of Krakow you will be able to find priceless historical monuments.
Pope Tourism: Aside from the Vatican, no city is more associated with the late pope than Kraków, which remained his spiritual home throughout his life.
Krakow’s Mounds: Krakow’s two prehistoric landmarks, the Mound of Krak (Kopiec Kraka) and the Mound of Wanda (Kopiec Wandy) have always mystified historians. So why not to see everything yourself?
Best Luxury: Hotel Unicus Palace is a five-star luxury hotel and is located in the city centre of Krakow. The Florian's Gate is 100 meters from the Unicus Palace Hotel, and the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary is 200 meters away. The airport (Krakow Balice Airport) is a short train or trasnfer away. Hotel Gródek, is a five-star hotel located in a quiet, beautiful area of the Old Town of Krakow. This hotel is few minutes’ walk from the main restaurants and bars of Krakow. Sheraton Grand Krakow is a five-star hotel located in the heart of the city, at the foot of the royal castle of Wawel and just 40 meters from the boulevards near the Vistula River.
Best Mid Range: Hotel Swing is a four-star hotel which is located in a quiet area of Krakow. The hotel has a modern interior. Only 50 meters from the hotel is an aqua park. INX Design Hotel is a centrally located four-star hotel. 400 meters from the INX Design Hotel is a shopping centre called Galeria Kazimierz, and just 900 meters away is Schindlers Factory Museum. Best Western Premier Krakow Hotel is a stylish 4-star hotel located in the northern part of Kraków, 10 km from Kraków-Balice Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Old Town, which can be easily accessed by public transport. Guests have free access to the swimming pool and sauna.
Best Budget: Aparthotel Travel is a three-star hotel located 8 km from the museum in the former Schindler Factory, Wawel Castle and the historic Jewish district of Kazimierz. Hotel Pod Wawelem, is a three- star hotel and is located directly at the foot of Wawel Hill. The hotel is 200 meters from Planty Park and Kraków's Old Town. Q Hotel Krakow is a three-star hotel which is located 2.8 km from the city stadium "Vistula".